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Care and support during your stay

During your stay you will be looked after by professionals and receive first class medical treatment. Our specialists will do everything in their power to get you back on your feet again, as quickly as possible.


The anesthetist will inform you in detail about the different options for a local, regional or general anesthetic, as well as for pain treatment. Please do not hesitate to clear up any unresolved issues with our specialists.

Department Anesthesiology

Medical consultations

If ordered by a doctor we we accompany inpatients with specific nutritional therapy focuses and/or on questions relating to diabetes mellitus.

Department diabetes counseling

Department nutrition counselling

Nursing Care

The nursing staff at Balgrist University Hospital provide you with full nursing care and support around the clock. We are here to help you recuperate and we aim to ensure you heal as well as possible and achieve optimum independence.

Our priorities:

  • providing professional care before and after your operation
  • pain therapy
  • treatments for pain and wounds
  • holistic care during the rehabilitation phase

We focus on establishing a trusting relationship, building on existing opportunities and including relatives.

Department Nursing Care


In our plaster room, we treat approximately 4'200 patients annually with injuries or fractures to the musculoskeletal system. Our plaster casts are made from synthetic materials (e.g. polyester).


  • Acute care, ongoing treatment and follow-up checks on operated and non-operated injuries to the musculoskeletal system
  • Treating patients with diabetic foot syndrome


  • Plaster for upper and lower extremities
  • Pelvic bone plaster cast
  • Corsets

The plaster team comprises specially trained nurses. Thanks to interprofessional cooperation we are able to achieve the best possible therapy and treatment results.

The plaster team works together with the following departments:

Contact and opening hours
Monday to Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Phone: +41 44 386 15 19

External doctors’ practices and clinics may refer patients directly to the plaster room.


Should you require diagnostic radiography investigations during your stay, these will be carried out in our state-of-the-art radiology department. We provide the following devices:

  • several X-ray machines
  • two fluoroscopy units
  • four MRI machines
  • two latest generation CT machines
  • a state-of-the-art full body scanner

Deparment Radiology

Social counselling and pastoral care

Social counselling

Our social counselling team informs, advises and supports you and your relatives with regard to social and material concerns. The service coordinates cooperation with any internal or external specialists or institutions that are needed in conjunction with your treatment and therapy.

Therapy is frequently required to make a full recovery after certain operations, often in a specialised spa or rehabilitation clinic. Our social counselling team will be pleased to organise any follow-up treatment that may be required in a clinic of this nature. Balgrist University Hospital maintains close links with selected clinics.

Further counselling services:

Pastoral care

Our pastoral team is here to support you and your relatives during your stay at the clinic, whether you seek discussion, certain rituals or religious services. Full information about the services provided by the pastoral care team is available on: +41 44 386 14 51.



We analyse and encourage each patient’s functional abilities and resources on an individual basis and according to need. Balgrist University Hospital employs specialist therapists in the following areas:

Please keep your scheduled therapy appointments, or inform the therapists in plenty of time if you are unable to attend. Should you have any questions, please contact a member of the nursing staff. Physiotherapy and ergotherapy can be continued as an outpatient at our clinic after a period as an in-patient here.


Balgrist University Hospital
Forchstrasse 340
8008 Zürich

+41 44 386 11 11